A young Bafta winner has been appointed as the first game designer-in-residence at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Sophia George, 22, will spend six months researching at the London museum before producing a computer game at Abertay University in Dundee inspired by the V&A's collections of British design.

The residency is a partnership involving the V&A Museum in London, V&A at Dundee, the University of Abertay and games industry body the Association for UK Interactive Entertainment.

The V&A at Dundee is expected to open in 2015.

Ms George won the Bafta Ones to Watch Award last year for her puzzle game Tick Tock Toys and went on to found the company Swallowtail Games.

The appointment is "a dream come true", she said.

"Computer games are an incredible artistic and creative medium that is often overlooked, despite them blending elements of many traditional practices including pure art, animation, character design, architectural design, music and much more," Ms George said.

"The V&A is leading the way by embracing computer games as a creative activity and by opening up its collection for interpretation by a game designer.

"It's a huge challenge but one I absolutely can't wait to get started on."

Professor Louis Natanson, who leads computer games education at Abertay University, said: "Sophia is an excellent choice to explore game design practice, leading to new interpretation of the V&A's incredible collections."